Skip to comments.Toasted Postie (Steve Dunleavy Mugged While Passed Out on NYC Bench)
Posted on 05/30/2003 11:20:19 AM PDT by Mister Magoo
Is this anyway for a 65-year-old "journalist" to act?
Steve Dunleavy - the grizzled New York Post columnist notorious for his alcohol-fueled escapades (on at least one occasion, he's been found unconscious by a co-worker and presumed dead) - suffered a new indignity early yesterday.
Two men mugged him at 3:15 a.m. while he was passed out on a bench on the corner of W. 47th St. and Sixth Ave. - near his favorite bar, Langan's.
Why was he sleeping there? "First of all, I was drunk," he told The News' Richard Weir. "Second paragraph, I was comatose."
According to a newsroom spy, after returning to the Post, Dunleavy vomited near the metropolitan editor's desk.
The perps relieved him of $70 in cash, his UN press card, his American Express card and his Post ID, cops said.
Dunleavy said he kicked one of the thieves "just below the behind." Alerted by a witness, cops collared Christophe Nalls, 33, of Brooklyn, and Carnell Malone, 43, of Manhattan, a few blocks away. They were charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property.
But Dunleavy, who was locked up in Des Moines three years ago for public intoxication, said he sympathized with the muggers.
"I don't want them to go to jail," asserted the pompadoured Prince of Darkness, in Langan's 12 hours later. "I want them to go to John Jay College and tell the cops how they do it."
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
Wow! Thanks for one of the funniest lines I have ever read! (One of the most graphic, too...)
I haven't seen Steve Dunleavy on TV for years. I'm glad he still does such a good job writing his column!
The only difference is that Dunleavy said he (the passed out victim) should have been convicted for assault, and the muggers should have been let go.
Dunleavy's sad spin was that his drunken attempt to kick one of his muggers in the ass was so successful that his muggers were the real victims in the incident!
Seriously, that's pathetic.
Oh, and Dunleavy left out the part about him puking all over the offices of the Post.
If he doesn't demand a retraction tomorrow, you can bet that some poor cleaning lady had to clean up his chunks.
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